Romeo Ignacio Jr., M.D.

Specialty

Pediatric Surgery

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

CPMG/RCHN/RCSSD

Medical School

Chicago Medical School

Internship

National Naval Medical Center - Bethesda, MD

Residency

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Board Certifications

Pediatric Surgery

Gender

M

Bio

Dr. Ignacio has recently joined the Department of Surgery at UCSD School of Medicine as a staff pediatric surgeon. He is currently the Trauma Medical Director at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. He retired from the U.S. Navy with over 20 years of experience and has extensive accomplishments in graduate medical education, global surgery, military medicine and pediatric surgery.

During his leadership in the military, CAPT(Ret.) Ignacio served as the Program Director for General Surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD). Prior to this he served as the Associate Program Director, Division Chair of Pediatric Surgery and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences medical student clerkship director at NMCSD. He currently appointed as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns and Acute Care Surgery.

Board Certified in both General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Ignacio is a member of American College of Surgeons, American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and Pacific Coast Surgical Association.

Captain Ignacio has a strong interest in humanitarian missions and was selected as Director of Surgical Services (MERCEX 2010), Advance Team Lead surgeon, Designated Institutional Officer and solo military pediatric surgeon in the Pacific Partnership 2012 humanitarian mission, which provided medical care to >100,000 patients in host nations and surgical care to over 800 patients in Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines.

Dr. Ignacio has been an outstanding leader and mentor among residents, interns and medical students. His impressive role as a surgical educator has been demonstrated by his recent teaching awards: Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award (2009), General Surgery Mentor of the Year Award (2010, 2012, and 2013), Allshouse-Jones Teaching Award (2010, 2013) and the Donald L. Sturtz Excellence in Teaching Award (2011) and the Naval Medical Center San Diego Master Clinician Award (2012).




Publications

Optimal Resources for Children's Surgical Care: Executive Summary
Grabski D, Ameh E, Ozgediz D, Oldham K, Abantanga FA, Abdelmalak M, Abdulraheem N, Ade-Ajayi N, Ismail EA, Ademuyiwa A, Ahmed E, Ajike S, Akintububo OB, Alakaloko F, Allen B, Amado V, Anbuselvan S, Anderson J, Anyomih TTK, Asakpa L, Assegie G, Axt J, Ayala R, Ayele F, Bal HS, Bankole R, Banu T, Beacon T, Bokhari Z, Borah HK, Borgstein E, Boyd N, Brill J, Budde-Schwartzman B, Bulamba F, Butler M, Bvulani B, Cairo S, Rodezno JFC, Caputo M, Chitnis M, Cheung M, Cigliano B, Clarke D, Cooper M, Concepcion T, Corlew S, Cunningham D, D'Agostino S, Dahir S, Deal B, Derbew M, Dhungel S, Drake D, Drum E, Edem B, Eguma S, Elebute O, Espineda BR, Espinoza S, Evans F, Faboya O, Bake JF, Fazecas T, Fazli MR, Fieggen G, Figaji A, Fils JL, Fitzgerald T, Flick R, Fossi G, Galiwango G, Gallo LS, Ganey M, Gathuya Z, Adel MG, Sabagh VG, Gibikote S, Gohil H, Goodman L, Greenberg S, Gruen R, Hagander L, Hamid R, Hansen E, Harkness W, Herrera M, Hisham I, Hodges A, Hodges S, Holterman AX, Howard A, Ignacio R, Ireland D, Ismail E, Jacob R, Jacobsen A, Jaffry Z, James D, James EJ, Jamiyanjav A, Jenkins K, Jensen G, Jimenez M, Jacob TJK, Johnson W, Joselyn A, Kakembo N, Kamalo P, Kaseje N, Ki B, Kisa P, Kim P, Kumar K, Kumar R, Kvasnovsky C, Lamahewage A, Langer M, Lavy C, Lawal T, Lazarus C, Leather A, Lee C, Leodoro B, Linden A, Lofberg K, Lord J, Loveland J, Gaol LML, Madhuri V, Magdala P, Malemo LK, Malik A, Mathai J, Matias M, Mbuwayesango B, McHoney M, McLeod L, Minocha A, Mock C, Mohamed M, Molina I, Morar A, Mukhtar Z, Mulenga M, Mullapudi B, Mulu J, Munkhjargal B, Muzira A, Nabukenya M, Newton M, Ng J, Nguyen K, Ntawunga LI, Nthumba PM, Numanoglu A, Nwomeh B, Ojomo K, Osazuwa M, Abem EO, Peer S, Penny N, Poenaru D, Petroze R, Priya V, Rai E, Raji L, Ravindran VP, Reddy D, Rice H, Ringo Y, Robelie A, Baratella JR, Rothstein D, Sabatini C, Saha S, Saluja S, Samad L, Sekabira J, Seyi-Olajide J, Shehu BB, Siddiqui S, Shrestha R, Sigalet D, Situma M, Smith E, Socci A, Spiegel D, Ssenyonga P, Stephenson J, Stewart R, Stieber E, St-Louis E, Shukla V, Sims T, Tambo FFM, Tamburro R, Tara M, Tariq A, Thomas R, Contreras LT, Ttendo S, Ure B, Vricella L, Vasquez L, Raju V, Villacis J, Villanova G, deVries C, Waheeb A, Waheeb S, Wandaogo A, Wesonga A, Williams O, Willner S, Win NN, Wissanji H, Wondoh PM, Wood G, Wright N, Yapo B, Youngson G, Yousef Y, Zabsonre DS, Salazar LEZ, Zevee A, Zheleva B, Lakhoo K, Farmer D, Bickler S.

Global Initiative for Children's Surgery: A Model of Global Collaboration to Advance the Surgical Care of Children
Wright N, Jensen G, St-Louis E, Grabski D, Yousef Y, Kaseje N, Goodman L, Anderson J, Ameh E, Banu T, Bickler S, Butler M, Cooper M, Gathuya Z, Kamalo P, Ki B, Kumar R, Madhuri V, Oldham K, Ozgediz D, Poenaru D, Sekabira J, Salda?a Gallo L, Siddiqui S, Yapo B, Abantanga FA, Abdelmalak M, Abdulraheem N, Ade-Ajayi N, Ismail EA, Ademuyiwa A, Ahmed E, Ajike S, Akintububo OB, Alakaloko F, Allen B, Amado V, Anbuselvan S, Anyomih TTK, Asakpa L, Assegie G, Axt J, Ayala R, Ayele F, Bal HS, Bankole R, Beacon T, Bokhari Z, Borah HK, Borgstein E, Boyd N, Brill J, Budde-Schwartzman B, Bulamba F, Bvulani B, Cairo S, Campos Rodezno JF, Caputo M, Chitnis M, Cheung M, Cigliano B, Clarke D, Concepcion T, Corlew S, Cunningham D, D'Agostino S, Dahir S, Deal B, Derbew M, Dhungel S, Drake D, Drum E, Edem B, Eguma S, Elebute O, Espineda BR, Espinoza S, Evans F, Faboya O, Fadhili Bake J, Fazecas T, Fazli MR, Fieggen G, Figaji A, Fils JL, Fitzgerald T, Flick R, Fossi G, Galiwango G, Ganey M, Adel MG, Sabagh VG, Gibikote S, Gohil H, Greenberg S, Gruen R, Hagander L, Hamid R, Hansen E, Harkness W, Herrera M, Hisham I, Hodges A, Hodges S, Holterman AX, Howard A, Ignacio R, Ireland D, Ismail E, Jacob R, Jacobsen A, Jaffry Z, James D, James EJ, Jamiyanjav A, Jenkins K, Jimenez M, Jacob TJK, Johnson W, Joselyn A, Kakembo N, Kisa P, Kim P, Kumar K, Kvasnovsky C, Lamahewage A, Langer M, Lavy C, Lawal T, Lazarus C, Leather A, Lee C, Leodoro B, Linden A, Lofberg K, Lord J, Loveland J, Gaol LML, Magdala P, Malemo LK, Malik A, Mathai J, Matias M, Mbuwayesango B, McHoney M, McLeod L, Minocha A, Mock C, Mohamed M, Molina I, Morar A, Mukhtar Z, Mulenga M, Mullapudi B, Mulu J, Munkhjargal B, Muzira A, Nabukenya M, Newton M, Ng J, Nguyen K, Ntawunga LI, Nthumba PM, Numanoglu A, Nwomeh B, Ojomo K, Osazuwa M, Abem EO, Peer S, Penny N, Petroze R, Priya V, Rai E, Raji L, Ravindran VP, Reddy D, Rice H, Ringo Y, Robelie A, Baratella JR, Rothstein D, Sabatini C, Saha S, Saluja S, Samad L, Seyi-Olajide J, Shehu BB, Shrestha R, Sigalet D, Situma M, Smith E, Socci A, Spiegel D, Ssenyonga P, Stephenson J, Stieber E, Stewart R, Shukla V, Sims T, Tambo FFM, Tamburro R, Tara M, Tariq A, Thomas R, Contreras LT, Ttendo S, Ure B, Vricella L, Vasquez L, Raju V, Villacis J, Villanova G, deVries C, Waheeb A, Waheeb S, Wandaogo A, Wesonga A, Williams O, Willner S, Win NN, Wissanji H, Wondoh PM, Wood G, Youngson G, Zabsonre DS, Salazar LEZ, Zevee A, Zheleva B, Lakhoo K, Farmer D.

Evaluating a Health Care Disparity Among Marine Recruits Treated for Acute Appendicitis
Prieto JM1, Thompson KA1, Wessels L1, Moore HN1, Hannon MP1, Ignacio RC1

Operative treatment for intussusception: Should an incidental appendectomy be performed?
Wang A1, Prieto JM1, Ward E2, Bickler S3, Henry M1, Kling K3, Thangarajah H3, Ignacio R Jr4

A multimodal approach improves American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination scores
Decoteau MA1, Rivera L1, Umali K1, Chan AD1, Soballe P1, Ignacio RC2

Abdominoscrotal hydrocele: A systematic review
Doudt AD1, Kehoe JE1, Ignacio RC2, Christman MS3

Protocol Standards for Reporting Video Data in Academic Journals
Rowland PA1, Ignacio RC Jr, de Moya MA

Trichobezoars Detected and Treated Based on Plain Radiography
Barrows A1, Vachon T2, Campin RC2, Ignacio RC Jr3

An unusual presentation of pediatric osteoblastoma in a patient with Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome: case report
Wallace SA1, Ignacio RC2, Klugh A3, Gates G4, Henry MC2

Integration of Surgical Residency Training With US Military Humanitarian Missions
Jensen S1, Tadlock MD2, Douglas T3, Provencher M4, Ignacio RC Jr5

Improvement of tracheal compression after pectus excavatum repair
Miyano G1, Ignacio RC Jr, Wood RE, Inge TH

Incidental persistent omphalomesenteric (vitelline) artery during laparoscopic appendectomy in an adult
Syres KM1, Potochny EM, Ignacio RC Jr

Diverticulitis in a child with Williams syndrome: a case report and review of the literature
Ignacio RC Jr1, Klapheke WP, Stephen T, Bond S

Atypical Location of Giant Dermoid Cyst of the Neck
Maki A1, Wiesenauer CA2, Ignacio RC Jr3

Laparoscopic repair of bilateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia of Morgagni in a newborn
Ignacio RC Jr, Nagaraj HS, Downard CD

Breast disorders in children and adolescents
Fallat ME1, Ignacio RC Jr

Splenic syndrome: a rare indication for splenectomy
Pothula V1, Saegusa E, Takekoshi D, Edson T, Ignacio R.

Primary hepatic carcinoid tumor in children
Foley DS1, Sunil I, Debski R, Ignacio RC, Nagaraj HS

A case report of severe tracheal obstruction requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Ignacio RC Jr1, Falcone RA Jr, Brown RL

The effect of a right-sided aortic arch on outcome in children with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula
Allen SR1, Ignacio R, Falcone RA, Alonso MH, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Inge TH, Ryckman FC, Warner BW, Azizkhan RG, Tiao GM

Necrotizing fasciitis: a rare complication of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis
Ignacio RC1, Falcone RA Jr, Warner BW

Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: what is the real difference? Results of a prospective randomized double-blinded trial
Ignacio RC1, Burke R, Spencer D, Bissell C, Dorsainvil C, Lucha PA

The incidence of positive peritoneal cytology in colon cancer: a prospective randomized blinded trial
Lucha PA Jr1, Ignacio R, Rowley D, Francis M

Plasma methionine-enkephalin in PTSD
Wolf ME, Mosnaim AD, Puente J, Ignacio R

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